The NPB posted information about its fifth NPB Umpire School.
- When: December 16 (Sat) – 22 (Fri)
- Where: Lotte Urawa Stadium and Plaza Hotel Urawa
- Fee: 83,000 yen (includes taxes, meals, and room)
- Requirements: high school degree, including people graduating in March 2018
- Openings: sixty-five
- Deadline: August 31 (Thu)
Source: NPB 6/5/2017